How to become a software engineer: A complete guide

Software engineers create and test software programs. The dynamic, engaging career path offers six-figure salaries and high employability.

The tech field is evolving, offering new opportunities for software engineers. Today’s software engineers specialize in cutting-edge tech like cloud computing platforms, virtual reality, and gaming. Companies in diverse industries turn to software engineers to solve problems and improve operations.

Becoming a software engineer requires strong technical skills. Many software engineers hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science or software engineering. These professionals are valued for their skills and education: The median software engineer salary exceeded $110,000 in 2020.

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‘Back 4 Blood’ quietly adds controversial Denuvo software before launch

Ahead of launching on October 12, Back 4 Blood has added Denuvo anti-tampering software, as per an update to its Steam page.

Back 4 Blood has updated its Steam storefront page to note that it will launch with Denuvo, a highly controversial anti-tampering software meant to prevent early game piracy.

SteamDB notes that Denuvo anti-tamper was added to Back 4 Blood on September 28, though the change seems to have gone largely unnoticed until recently.

While Denuvo is only meant to affect those trying to pirate the game, the software has received significant criticism for allegedly harming the performance of

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Ex-Uber driver takes legal action over ‘racist’ face-recognition software | Uber

An Uber driver who lost his job when automated face-scanning software failed to recognise him is accusing the firm of indirect race discrimination in a legal test case.

The black driver, who worked on the Uber platform from 2016 until April 2021, has filed an employment tribunal claim alleging his account was illegally deactivated when facial-verification software used to log drivers on to the ride-hailing app decided he was not who he said he was.

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which is backing the action, claimed at least 35 other drivers had had their registration with Uber

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Hot software start-up Databricks makes no-code acquisition

Databricks, which was recently valued at $38 billion by investors, is putting some of that money to work in its second-ever acquisition, of German no-code start-up 8080 Labs.

8080 Labs makes bamboolib, a data exploration tool that does not require coding to use, bringing what has become one of the most-popular trends in enterprise development — the rise of low-code/no-code solutions — to Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform.

The company said in a release that 8080 Labs’ software works on “clicks, not code.”

Deal terms were not disclosed.

In June 2020, Databricks acquired Redash, an Israeli open-source tech company focused on data

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Dubai leader hacks ex-wife and lawyers using Israeli software , UK court says

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered the use of Israeli NSO’s Pegasus program in a hack of the phones of his ex-wife and her lawyers as part of a “sustained campaign of intimidation and threat” during the custody battle over their children, England’s High Court has ruled.

Mohammed used the sophisticated software, developed by the Israeli for states to counter national security risks, to hack the phones of Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, half-sister of Jordan’s King Abdullah, and some of those closely connected to her, according to the rulings.

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The Raspberry Pi gets a new official website for all hardware and software related topics

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Software consultant Thoughtworks aims for $6.1 bln valuation in U.S. listing

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Sept 7 (Reuters) – Thoughtworks Holding Inc, a software consultancy company backed by Germany’s Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE), is aiming for a valuation of about $6.10 billion in U.S. initial public offering, its

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Blackstone Joins Francisco Partners in Backing Dynamo Software

Blackstone Inc. plans to join fellow private-equity firm Francisco Partners as an investor in a software business that serves the alternative investment management industry, including private-equity managers.

Dynamo Software Inc. provides cloud-based technology that helps investment firms manage their customer relationships, and the Watertown, Mass.-based company’s clients include venture-capital and private-equity firms, as well as hedge funds and real-estate investment firms. Dynamo also serves institutional investors, such as foundations and endowments and counts Francisco as one of its customers.

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Boston-based software company acquires Madison’s Widen | Business News

Widen is located at 6911 Mangrove Lane in Monona.

A content management company with Wisconsin roots dating back to 1948 is soon to be acquired by a Boston-based software firm.

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Acquia announced Wednesday its plans to buy Madison-based Widen for an undisclosed amount of money, Widen vice president of marketing Jake Athey said. He said the firm anticipates it will close on the sale within the month.

What that means for Widen’s 135 employees, 110 of those in the Dane County area

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Riot Games’ anti-cheat software will require TPM, Secure Boot on Windows 11

Enlarge / Vanguard-protected titles like Valorant will require more security features when running on Windows 11.

We already know that Windows 11 will officially require a TPM 2.0 module and Secure Boot support for installation when the operating system is released on October 5, but it looks like Riot Games’ Vanguard anti-cheat software will be getting in on the fun, too. Users running Vanguard on Windows 11 systems have seen pop-ups notifying them that a TPM 2.0 module and Secure Boot support will both need to be present and enabled before Vanguard-protected games like Valorant will run on a

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